Wood extends championship lead with Race 2 win
Dale Wood has extended his championship lead, taking out race two of the weekend in the Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia at Hidden Valley Raceway.
Wood led a Sonic Motor Racing one-two in a time certain finish ahead of Michael Almond, three-hundredths behind.
Saturday’s Race 1 winner Cameron Hill crossed the line third in his #111 Seears Workwear Porsche entry.
Fellow Sonic driver Jordan Love was however involved in a nasty collision on the opening lap.
Liam Talbot (#27 Wash It) was tagged by Dean Cook (#22 BMF) on the approach to the tight left-hander of Turn 6, spinning uncontrollably on the grass into the driver’s side of Love’s #777 car.
“Yeah, he said he’s ok on the radio,” Sonic Motor Racing Boss Michael Ritter clarified. “He’s out of the car, looks like he’s a bit stiff, a bit sore.
“From that, it’s very hard to say. Talbot has obviously hit the grass, can’t get the car pulled up, and Jordan is the innocent victim. Let’s get back and try and get the car out for the last race.”
Hill led the field on the restart before sailing wide at Turn 1, handing the lead over to series leader Wood.
Down the field, Cook was involved in another accident spectacularly flying off the track into the deep Turn 1 runoff after making contact with Sam Shahin (#13 The Bend Motorsport Park) on the main straight.
Shahin squeezed Cook into the inside wall, sending the latter soaring off the track at high speed.
Warren Luff (#7 MEGA/No Second Chance) came home fourth while David Wall (#38 PAYCE) rounded out the top five.
Wood, Almond and Hill are tied on the round leaderboard ahead of the final race of the weekend.
Race 3 sets off at 1220 local time/1250 AEST.
Results: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Race 2
|1||100||Sonic/Polyflor||Dale Wood||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:43.3915|
|2||77||Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts/PSA Au||Michael Almond||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:43.7241|
|3||111||Seears Workwear||Cameron Hill||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:44.0882|
|4||7||MEGA/No Second Chance||Warren Luff||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:45.0561|
|5||38||PAYCE||David Wall||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:45.3739|
|6||8||Porsche Centre Melbourne||Nick McBride||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:45.6443|
|7||12||O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing||Steve Richards||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:46.5109|
|8||5||Sonic/Hosepower||Thomas Maxwell||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:46.7504|
|9||36||Lodge Brothers||Cooper Murray||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:47.1879|
|10||20||Agas National||Adrian Flack||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:47.8794|
|11||23||Dayco/Lago Cold Stores||Roger Lago||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:51.2913|
|12||34||Hyundai Forklifts Australia||Duvashen Padayachee||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:51.4715|
|13||19||Hallmark Homes||Anthony Gilbertson||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:51.8549|
|14||13||The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU||Sam Shahin||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:52.8051|
|15||6||Garage 1||Tim Miles||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:53.1483|
|16||222||Scott Taylor Motorsport||Scott Taylor||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||10||15:57.6881|
|DNF||22||BMF||Dean Cook||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||7||12:23.7402|
|DNF||777||Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts/SRG||Jordan Love||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup|
|DNF||27||Wash It||Liam Talbot||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup|